Holly Hopkins stands at a podium in the purcell room of the southbank centre, london, in front of a slide saying 'and the air sang: 20 years of foyle young poets'

And the Air Sang: review by Em Power

Throughout 2018 we’ve been celebrating 20 years of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award and on 23 October we held a celebratory reading at Southbank Centre, London with ten former winners of the prize. We’re delighted to share Foyle Young Poet Em Power’s review of this special night. A murmuring crowd hovered by […]

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Climby, crawly and clever: the unexpected connection between snails and poetry

What do snails have in common with poems? After reading two snail poems on Twitter, Holly Singlehurst (a poet commended in the 2016 National Poetry Competition) realises how much we as poets can learn from our tiny trail-making friends. If you asked me only a few months ago what I thought about snails, their relevance […]

A Tangled Web: Tate Standage reviews The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson

Ahead of the Southbank Centre’s live reading of The Odyssey on 21 October, we’re delighted to have Foyle Young Poet Tate Standage review the first known complete translation of The Odyssey by a woman published in English. Read on to win free tickets and to explore the translation of this epic text with poet and […]

BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2018 Winners

View this post on Instagram We're gearing up for the @bbc_proms Poetry Competition radio broadcast which will be on @bbcradio3 later this evening. Tune in to hear the winning poems inspired by this year's proms programme! A post shared by ThePoetrySociety (@thepoetrysociety) on Sep 3, 2018 at 9:33am PDT We had an amazing time at […]

Foyle Friday 10: Rachel Hard on getting into publishing

Welcome to the tenth (and final) Foyle Friday feature! #FoyleFriday will continue on YPN’s Twitter and Facebook as we spotlight Foyle anthologies from the past twenty years, and you can find links to all the Foyle Friday features below. In this last feature, we hear from Rachel Hard, who was a commended Foyle Young Poet in […]

Young Poets Takeover: a review by Maud Mullan

Our Foyle Young Poets intern Maud Mullan reviews the second Young Poets Takeover, a performance by young poets at The Poetry Café on 21 August 2018. On a quiet London street, a few passers-by glanced curiously at the loud, chattering group spilling out of The Poetry Café at 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon. We were […]

Foyle Friday 9: Jay Bernard, Phoebe Power and Imogen Cassels

Welcome to our ninth Foyle Friday feature! This week we’re speaking to Jay Bernard, Phoebe Power and Imogen Cassels about their work in film, poetry and academia, and the joy of befriending fellow young poets. Jay Bernard   FYP: Commended in 2004 and winner in 2005. What did winning mean to you? Foyle is a […]

Foyle Friday 8: Sarah Howe and Meredith LeMaître

For our eighth Foyle Friday, we’ve invited Foyle Young Poet and Young Poets Networker Meredith LeMaître to interview award-winning poet, lecturer and fellow Foyler Sarah Howe. They discuss Sarah’s first introduction to the poetry world, what she is doing now to improve diversity in poetry and reviewing, and the questions she’s been trying to explore […]